Mitchell Robinson

Mitchell Robinson profile
Drafted #36 in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Knicks
RCSI: 8 (2017)
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
Weight: 233 lbs (106 kg)
Position: C
High School: Chalmette High School (Louisiana)
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
College: Western Kentucky
Current Team: Knicks
Win - Loss: 1 - 3
Mitchell Robinson 4K Highlights - McDonald's All-American Practice


USA Basketball U19 Training Camp Measurements and Analysis

Jun 28, 2017, 03:06 pm
2017 McDonald's All-American Mitchell Robinson measured 7'1 in shoes with a 7'4 wingspan at 233-pounds.  He's continued to grow into his late teens, adding 18 pounds to his frame since the USA Basketball U18 Training Camp last June. The Western Kentucky commit has a unique combination of reach, length and frame that is very similar to that of a young Serge Ibaka from a physical standpoint. 

Jordan Brand Classic National and Regional Game Scouting Reports

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
Apr 17, 2017, 02:17 pm
Mitchell Robinson, Chalmete HS, C, Class of 2017, Committed to Western Kentucky, 19.0Strengths-Great combination of height, length, reach and athleticism for a center prospect. Measured 7'0 in shoes, with a 7'3 ½ wingspan and a 9'2 standing reach.
-Not bulky or strong right now, but has wide shoulders that look like they can add weight over time. Lower body isn't bad either
-Moves extremely well. Fluid. Terrific rim-runner. Quick off his feet. Pogo stick type leaper. Gets up for lob finishes with ease. Great potential as a finisher off two feet. Covers ground exceptionally well
-Very good hands
-Has a budding skill-level that can be harnessed into something productive over time. Shooting stroke looks decent. Ball comes out of hand cleanly with nice rotation. Throws in mid-range and turnaround jumpers. Shows flashes of finishing with both hands.
-Has a bit of a handle and some footwork. Doesn't really know what he's doing but has some skill
-Averaged 20 rebounds per-40 minutes in the EYBL, best in the competition's history. 8 offensive rebounds per-40 also #1 in EYBL history.
-Quick off his feet as a shot blocker. Led the EYBL in both blocks per-game and per-40. Second best shot-blocker in EYBL history after Nerlens Noel.
-Length and ability to cover ground gives him tremendous potential as a pick and roll defender
-Average feel isn't that much of a detriment considering his expected role. Doesn't overthink things. Just goes out and makes plays
 Weaknesses-Has high hips and a bit of an awkward frame. Has a ways to go to maximize his frame
-Skill-level is a work in progress in five on five settings. Shows flashes in practice but is a ways away from translating that to game competition.
-Doesn't really know how to play. Awareness, fundamentals, IQ all have a long ways to go.
-Gets lost off the ball defensively. Gives up deep post position without resistance. Gets overpowered by stronger players on a regular basis.
-Foul prone. Will likely have some trouble staying on the court early on until he learns how to play without fouling
-Gets rebounds off his tools, doesn't really box out.
-Doesn't always appear to have the most serious approach. Laid-back demeanor
-A year old for his class
 Outlook Robinson made a much stronger impression on us over the course of the week in New York, including practices, scrimmages and the game, than he did last summer at the USA Basketball Training Camp. He was fabulous in the game, running the floor exceptionally well and catching alleyoop after alleyoop in highlight reel fashion, and also showed serious sparks of potential in the highly competitive practice session. Robinson has elite physical tools and ticks quite a few boxes as a modern day NBA center, even if he's obviously a late bloomer with plenty of things he'll need to keep improving.

Mitchell Robinson McDonald's All-American Interview and Highlights

Richard Walker
Richard Walker
Jim Hlavac
Jim Hlavac
Tad Hathaway
Tad Hathaway
Apr 01, 2017, 10:29 am
 Practice highlights and a video interview with elite 2017 high school prospect Mitchell Robinson from the 2017 McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago, IllinoisInterview
Video Highlights
Video filming and production courtesy of Tad Hathaway of 312 Media.

USA Basketball U18 Training Camp Scouting Reports: Big Men

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
Jun 20, 2016, 01:33 pm
Mitchell Robinson, 6'11”, Chalmette HS, FL, 2017 Class, Uncommitted

-Good size for a center at 6'11 in shoes. Also has a 7'2 ½ wingspan and a big 9'2 standing reach
-Strong upper body. Big shoulders
-Reasonably mobile, can cover ground. Runs the floor well
-Can play above the rim in space
-Makes his presence felt on the glass, on both ends of the floor. Can go out of his area
-Has excellent potential defensively with his mobility and length. Blocks shots and shows some ability to cover ground on the perimeter
-Shows flashes of toughness and effort
-Only started playing basketball in the 10th grade

-Frame still has a long way to go. Only 215 pounds. Very skinny legs. Struggles to bend his knees
-Very limited offensively. Strictly a catch and finish guy at this stage. Doesn't have the best hands
-Lack of strength makes it very difficult for him to assert himself at this point in his development. Doesn't handle contact well. Doesn't know how to dish it out
-Still at a very early stage of his development, which is not surprising considering how late he picked up the game. Basketball IQ is a major work in progress.
-Fundamentals and awareness are poor. Looked lost early on. Effort level comes and goes. Plays at half speed at times. Sets poor screens. Foul prone
-Lacks confidence. Drops his head at the first sign of adversity. Reacts to everything on the floor

Outlook Late bloomer who has only started to get serious about basketball recently. Committed to Texas A&M early on, but recently elected to open his recruitment back up. Arrived late in Colorado Springs and really struggled early on. Came out of his shell and started to show more flashes as the week moved on. A long-term project, both physically and skill wise, but has some intriguing characteristics thanks to his physical tools and how new he is to the game.


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